Easy-to-guess passwords like 123456 remain in use despite repeated warnings, according to a senior UK cyber security chief.
An unknown number of Google passwords belonging to the company’s enterprise customers have been stored in plain text for 14 years, the tech giant has admitted.
Easily guessed passwords being used across multiple accounts have been highlighted as a major gap in the online security practices of UK internet users.
Facebook is alerting hundreds of millions of users that it stored their passwords in a plain text, putting the security of many accounts at risk.
Google has introduced two new tools it says will help users secure their data and passwords, as the technology giant marks Safer Internet Day.
More than 770 million email addresses have been discovered in a database allegedly used by hackers, a security researcher has revealed.
Northern Ireland is the riskiest area of the UK when it comes to how people approach cybersecurity, new research claims.
Smart device makers will be forced to use unique default passwords on all their products sold in California from 2020.
A list of more than 10,000 Netflix usernames and passwords have been posted online - including users from Aberdeen.
Twitter users have been advised to change their passwords after the site discovered a bug that meant “unmasked” user details had been stored internally.
We all know the importance of being mindful of security online but what practical steps can we take to put that awareness into action?
Cyber criminals pose a threat in the North-east – but police said people can help themselves by being careful with passwords.
The details of more than 80 million users of the video site Dailymotion have been compromised in a cyber attack, a breach detection site claims.